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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - April 4, 1849, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaThe poor Are in holy keeping and poor year the fam Iii circl1 Frati Sarto in. 7nus Foj aunt Betsey s fireside lectures. Honesty the Best policy. By w. Nov. 1 1 18 our Good aunt has been dilating upon morals this eve Tang in an unusually Tober Strain and. As it to me with some originality or at differing widely from some popular notions. Pealed by an incident lured our quiet Hie. A Yerg since when the Snow of the first of the Winter whirling through the Twilight my brother Wheatfield. Returning from her lecture was Sug which not a Little Dis body goes nowhere without an Angel near him who will carry Back to him that sent him the of the manner in which we crated his Humble charge. Some old poet says Mon a Gad i image but a poor Man is Chrin s Damp to Boot i am sure a pure stranger is likes of All to him who had not where o Lay his head.1 evil they May name times be but then Little do we who dwell in our coiled houses know of the temptations that throng the hard obscure path Way of the poor. It were a Wiser Charity to wonder that with All their trials they Are no worse instead of scolding Over their faults though we were without sin. While god causes his Sun to Shine and Hia ruin to descend for them As Well As us we should not be More unmerciful than he. There is a Day coming go All the time to school and then to col whole no. 556. Lege and then be great Man. My heart Gav when shame and eternal confusion will be upon pasture across the Highway the face of All those to v Horn the judge our corned poor woman with a lad of twelve Saviour shall say was a stranger and be her son bewildered and a ten. Took me not in so Dearies let us not bar our by her Way to the next Village in so against the stranger if we would not weal and altering a voice that had the even ing been less inclement Wheatfield s kind heart would not have suffered her to pass his Comfort Able dwelling. He brought the weary Wea ther beaten wayfarers Home and gave them in Tiar Goforthe to the servants who lad lived Loo Long under his roof nol to be hospitably disposed. We had lome reason to be glad of his having saas the woman must otherwise hate perished not far from eur door. The next Root eng she was found in a High the consequence of fatigue exposure and insufficient food. Delirium rendered her incapable of giving an account of herself but her ravings were of cum Gerund her Distant Frienda her sick husband and her boy. The lad told us they had come with his father from England and landed in new Voglr about six months before. Discouraged by difficulty of obtaining pm. Ploy ment in native Hamlet and the death of an other children of , he had been ill Goej by m Lotrnr f---------f-----.------wtgbbv., a follow him across the sea to a better country the land of Promise where there is work and Breid for ignorant How to direct his Steps at Erich of Hia Humble Aims the Little that remained of their scanty after the Wae soon exhausted when led by some vague Zuj wion. He left his wife and Aon to travel southward hoping for occupation among our Rich Fermi. In ibis he was not altogether tic appointed and remitted from time to time a pittance fur their partial support until he could ind far Hii family to join him. Unaccustomed find our heavenly father s House barred against us by him who has told us inasmuch Asye did it unto the least of these my Brethren be Hare done it unto me " our Sweet Kate says nothing but generally we hear her at her piano a Little while after singing with a pathos that makes our in pleasant pain mrs. Neman s touching song the stranger s heart of wound it or Melling us to with lady Dufferin s exquisite Ballad i m silting on the Stile the dying woman Hadji Brief Lucid interval just before she breathed her last and looking upon my sister s compassionate face attempted to speak but finding herself unable pointed feebly to her son who waa sobbing at the foot of her bed then without taking her eyes from her weeping nurse pointed with a stronger gesture up to heaven and then closing her eyes As she damped her hands in prayer expired. I need not say Ina Titue Andrew threshold. He pro Naej to be a sturdy youth his Ruddy Cheeks and Well knit Frame marking ins Mountain origin in the misty land of lakes. Wheatfield declared that to was no Chanty to take care of a lad who would soon be Able to pay Well for his keeping besides learning to be a Farmer now the honest Man Drew himself up Oil not the worst managed farm 10 Pennsyl Andrew Titius far has not been Ungan Tueful. Dor belied the expectations formed of him but from shrinking at first m his lonely stranger Sor to hot Days and Damp evenings of our a j Row he acquired a love of Solitude and silence. climate he fell sick Aid a charitable Hind having informed wife of i illness hid set Forth to Teek him. She was not Perm Jude to tee him again. In a few Days after reaching or House she expired and As we afterwards ascertained he had i quod a rest from Allum Laboc us toil under the be fore the at tier who win seeking aim with sorrow. Every site Lioa we paid to unconscious sufferer. Aly Worllie relatives have Learned too Well the principles of our holy religion which auda i remember that we Are All strangers on the and followers of a master who had do Home but in heaven not to consider a foreign Tongue a Aldonger argument for their it in Tad my Siiter Wheatfield will to. To be in a it Aoge land without being treated like her husband on such Ocea Sioni All our were once in thu land and god did not give them a Home Here Hal they night bar the Entrance to its Breiung against our european Kindred. Not a u Good policy. Every Strong hand and con brain is wealth better than Gold where we hire so much land to subdue and improve. But for these often abused foreigners even the Irish most abused of All. We should never have had on canals and railroads. No american or at the most few would Hare submitted to kind of Drudgery nor does the amount in , Public or private upon the worthiest or unfortunate among them Bear any proportion to the immense profits we Are no from the labor of those who with no More than u sufficient to wheel a Barrow or use have accomplished vast improvements which without them must have been projected planned in then Tom waxes Palbus Maslic cres shame on the Man who Joves not his coun Larj the better that a the Refuge of the the Homo of the destitute and the Asylum of outraged humanity where our race May Row up from Iti Long Down trodden Ignominy and Back upon the old world an example that Hall shake Down every Throm and uproot every vestige of Aye aut Bluey in a yet better Spint few pennies Are Well pent in ratting the Blessing of the god of the stranger and his Dews distil the richest influences on our wide Fields where the stranger is not forbidden 10 lean a bosom full after have filled our to overflowing. There is that scatter Elb. Incr Anth and Awre u that Wilb Hueth More than meet and it lend eth to of not read that we nol be forget Ful to entertain mangers for some have and though a is i eager to exert himself at work he hoi shown Little inclination for the sports of the Neighbour ing Soulli Ami As Taring the Winter he goes to the school on the Border of the farm a love of books a Happy result of taciturn disposition gives employment to this leis Rex this kale Fosters and puts her Library at his disposal. Whether from his Choice of Reading or his dreamy air or some indications the rest of us know nothing of Ehe declares he will be a poet a Poat of nature like his countryman words Worth to which father fervently replies i Hope in mercy and aunt Betsey adds god Grant that he May face a Christian Man. So whether he tills the Earth or sing the song of a poet s heart be May Praise god and do Good to Man for the firmer feeds us with bread and the poet feeds our souls with Noble heaven Ward to Day Andrew has been quite a moral hero. Yesterday morning colonel foreclose a Rich but somewhat covetous gentleman when pro Perty is on the other Side of the Hill entered our House with a countenance of fright and told us that he lost his pocket Book containing a Large sum of Money received from the sheriff a few hours before. He had no guess by to where a lost it except thit he remembered lading it out to cast of an interest account on one of its Blank leaves when sudden dash of rain drove him to his House through wheat Field s Hickory Grove on reaching which he Dis covered that ins Ira sure was gone. We All Felt uneasy for though the people of the farm who were Busy with the Wood far As we know All Honert the temptation Tould any of them find the Pockel Book was very great. We promised to do All in our Power for ils recovery and the colonel offered to pay a handsome that u to added be a reasonable Reward such As any honest Man should ask for the advantage of such an no news was heard of the Money until this evening u we were retiring from the Tea table when Andrew rushed in Pale Asbe and trembling All Over and placed pocket Book in Wheatfield s hand. Take it taste in found it under the Bush by the stump on which col. Foreclose that s a Good to said my brother patting shoulder the colonel will Reward you Well of no no cried Andrew i am not a Good i do nol deserve anything from the colonel. 1 have been very wicked and very How is that Pon Ibler we exclaimed you Bare behaved Bonelly ind of no no Jandrew i i looked into Tho Book and when i til Heap of Money and thought Bow easily i Eoanu it Awa it Loti i grew older and and i sat Down and dreamed for an hour o All that i might become. And then Ofa Widen i thought of my Mother How Ehe used to teach me the commandments and Tell me that god gave All things and Iben i thought How i Wai breaking four of the i was put Ting the Money like a god Between me and the Good god in heaven who is now my Only father and disobeying my lost father and Molher who always told me to do right and coveting my neighbor s Money and stealing it from still i could nol give up my dream until i Knelt Down and prayed that god would cast the Devil out of my heart and then i ran As fast a i could Here to give up the Book lest my wicked heart should wish to keep it again. Indeed i am nol a Good Boyf and i do nol deserve any thing from fore cloak whom i thought to Rob. The emotion was contagious. Tim ladies fairly gave Way and buried their faces in their handkerchiefs. Tom the scamp found some thing to look at out of the window though it was dark As Egypt i dared not speak lest i should blubber and Vav Bilfield s lips trembled As he stammered then you Are a Good boy you Are a Brave boy god bless you if foreclose Don t pay you Well he s a Tiggard and i Lukick thinking wisely that he had gone a Lille beyond his dignity As a household master he added with great solemnity yes my Good boy always remember you have done now that honesty is the Best policy.1" aunt Betsey started and turned upon my brother a look of severity i have never before seen her assume towards him and after a. Moment s pause said to Andrew come to me after breakfast to Morrow i have something to say to Andrew left the room. We gradually Reco Vered our composure and aunt Betsey after knitting a few rounds and scrutinizing her sat Neriel Bolt upright and. Began her lecture. Honesty the Best policy " deed or. Wheatfield it s hardly right to gainsay a Man at h s own Ingle aide but i am grieved that you should have spoken to that Leal hearted Callant in such a Way. Honesty the Best policy if he had no belter thought than that neighbor foreclose would have been Long enough before he had seen his did be nol hear the lad speak of Liis love for his his love for his father and his love for his god 1 and be would bring him Down from before the throne of god and the company of blessed Angels with the cold world by Maxim that honesty s the Best policy if be mean that we shall be better off in the next world for being honest in this policy is nol the word you ought to for it is not religious expression he that would make a bar gain with god about Halij Good works would be sure to have the worse of it. If be mean Hal an easy conscience it better than dishonest wealth policy is not the word you should have said Wisdom for there is no True Wisdom without fear of the lord. But if be that a Man makes More worldly gain by being honest the Maxim is very far from being always True. Are the most honest men the richest or even the most flattered by the world 1 the King of Israel says behold Aro the Wick ii yet proper at their trill in world Lar Shingi they a id wealth and Rihei Mil the sight of this mide him Well nigh and he would never have recovered Hia fooling had he Hail no better Comfort to stay him up than your honestly the for he says again i verily dared in vain my heart la purity i to no effect in innocents Wai Hod my Minji it was Only when Andrew he looked to god and Inlo Eter Hily that he was set right 1 when Thia i ibo Ghl la know Liwai Loo wonderful for me till to Gud a Eui Cigary i went then i their end did ice was honestly the Besl policy for the Brave patriots of the revolutionary War when Many . Their farms to be overrun by the enemy and made Winter marches half starved and without shoes to die at last on the Field of Bailie their very Forgoston 1 or was it the honesty of the double sided cowards who made gain of both sides thai kept their lives and property through All 1 honesty the Best policy Andrew s honesty was the Best policy for Teebor foreclose but How Long will it be before Andrew will make As much of it us the Money he gave up some would say that had the lad not Given up the pocket Book he would have been found out and put to shame j but that was not so certain and a dishonest Man would have promised himself cunning enough to keep Evoret until he could make Safe use of his Maxim would have been a Bird in the hand is Worth two in the Bush i especially if the one in the hand waa a Muckle and those in the Bush were wee. Policy Means calculation and the rogue would figure it out on the easy Side. It May do for grand merchants to May tha Batt Palocy for their Good name is part of their capital but it s no Maxim for the poor Folk when the temptation seems Greate than risk. Raffies the Rule is soon turned wrong end when Only value tones to for the Sake of what it gain. Or. Mccree Chie once told of an Auld Heathen he called epic Orus who taught i cobol in a Garden that used to Tell his scholars thai virtue waa the greatest pleasure. He was an honest frugal Man himself who really liked virtue better iban any pleasure but when the Auld Man died and the lads were left to themselves they found virtue not so easy and liked feasting and drinking a great Deal More and thinking it a Long Road to reach pleasure by Means of Virtus they made a Short Cut of it to pleasure at once saying to themselves if virtue be the Best plea sure pleasure is the Best virtue since virtue was but the Means and pleasure the end. So i fear that Many who begin with honesty s the beat come to say in their hearts policy is the Best honesty. God never meant that his servants should have All of this world and All the next our blessed lord was a sufferer for his honesty and he plainly tells us that if we Are like him we must suffer Wilh him. Virtue would have no Praise in his sight if it brought nothing bul gain Wilh in it is the difficulties and trials and self denials of virtue that make it the valor of a Christian soul As the Noble army of martyrs have Dave Long since proved. We must Bear tie heat and Burden of the Day and if in the even ing we get our Penny it will be of Grace for having done All we Are unprofitable servants. Nana or. Wheatfield you must nol speak of honesty As a policy. Policy is just a worldly love that leaves god out of thought and Makei us think Only of getting gain from our Ellow men who will pay us Back Only just so much As it is their policy to do. A Man who is Only honest will get the Worth of his Money his meat fire Bouse and cloth no for if he owes the world Noi Hino the. Widow s heart sings for Joy and no fatherless one smiles through its tears to look upon his Ace. It is the generous Man that the world pm As it in thanks and Lores and praises Hough May be it soon forgets him. There is a Betler policy even for this world than your Mere cold honesty. But Call honestly a duty and you make it a thing of the heart As Well he mind for duty lifts up the soul to All duty belongs to our heavenly master and hat Lac Call duty to our fellow creatures is the duty which to him done to them for us Sake and in his name. No Iron can serve two masters. If he do not serve his neighbor because he serves his god he will never be a ail bul servant to Cit heir. When we think that All things belong to god and that he is the father of All men and Hal wrong Donn to our neighbor is wrong done to god that honesty be comes Strong for thus All the goodness of god and All the Grace of his salvation argue within us to do right and malts wrong impiety and in handful new. It is a Sweet and pleasant thing in religion that it makes All duly lie in love. Where there is love duty a easy where there is no love. Divine perfection. Nutter prayer real and Lively and acceptable to the living god to whom it i presented Hie pouring out of the heart to him that made it and therefore hears it and under stands what it and Low it a moved affected in calling on him. It is not the gilded paper and Good writing of a petition that pre vails with a King Ihu the moving sense of it and to the King that discerns the heart heart sense is sense of All and that which he alone regards he listens to hear what that Speaks end takes All As nothing when that m silent. All other excellence in prayer is but the subject and fashion of it that is the life of it. Archbishop Leigh ton. Home affections. The Hearl has memories thai cannot die. The rough rubs of the world cannot obliterate hem. They Are memories of Home Early Home. There be magic in every found. There is the old tree under which the Light hearted boy swung on Many a summer Day yonder the River n which he Learned to there the Bouse n which he knew a Parent s love and knew a la Reni s Protection now there is a room in which he romped with brother and Long since. I ii i s boldest flight for in the Massy and the Mountain has apparently inverted her usual order leaving Large mama of projecting Mountain overhang log the chum and on thaw Etc of extraordinary Convent have perched Oleir bold habitat Eoa. Is thud in the most part of Judea it Wasoba uhly Nee cry to make a fortification etrog to withstand the of from without and to exercise All due precaution in admitting visitors of All kinds. I had procured a to scary or letter of introduce from the greek Convent in Jerusalem be fore my departure. Upon arriving at die of the Conredine were interrogated by Iho Brethren of the Bouse from a Small window aloft who letting Donn a requested us to attach our Escary to the of it after duly exam ining this epistle Lilicy told us we should be admitted. In a few minutes we heard the bolls and locks of the doorway being drawn Back and the Gale getting upon duty hinges opened sufficiently wide to admit us one by one in single file. The last Mulether having entered Llie door Nae again secured and alas Laid in the Yard in which he soon be through various passage up and Down gathered Over shadowed by Yon old Church whither Wilh a joyous troop like himself he allowed parents to worship Wilh and hear the Good old Man who Jeave him to god m baptism. Why even the school House unsocial de in Youthful with thoughts of Ferrule and tasks now comes Back to bring pleasant remembrances of an attachment there formed Many an occasion that called Forth some Gener Ous exhibition of the traits of human there he Learned to feed lome of his into there perchance he 6rsl met the being who by her love and tenderness in after life ibs made a Home for himself happier even than hat which Hia childhood knew. There Are cer Ain feelings of humanity and those among the were a species of desecration to violate. A who seeks wantonly to invade it u neither More nor less than a villain. J _ or swords and other demonstrations of a belligerent there is no duty but m appearance. And if be j will just think of it be will Soe that every duty god requires of a a love that he has sent to give it strength and Joy. Is it just a sense of duty that bids True Molber watch and nurse her bairns it is her duty but love is Aldonger and More ready and More constant than any reasoning would be. So it Wilh duty always. If we do not love on fellow creatures we can never do our duty to them whether it be our jest policy or nol but when we love them honesty and Charity go hand in hand to do them Good. Neither can we love them i mean love hem All the stranger As Well As the Kindred inem All tile a Meir Tut 1, i us ii. I. To i course and would advise All travellers to follow the wicked As Well As the Good those who Hurra t i m t Emma if i know Lun Silhi of Flim Jaylim Lohn us As Well As those who serve we love god with All our hearts and then love them be cause he loves them. So i say again or. Wheatfield it a a cold selfish deceitful Maxim to teach the lad that i is the Best policy Tell him to do right because it is right because it is duty because god our heavenly father und Christ on blessed Saviour ask it at our hands and be cause what a Man sows in this world he reaps in the next. I am sure that Yon would think very meanly of yourself if you did what the world Calls an honest act Only from a desire of Mak ing Viogt by it and Why should we tempt others to a meanness that to despise in our selves by telling them that honesty is a Trade and not a Christian duty which the Loving heart owes to its god i have tried to put Down what aunt Betsey in her own and her own order but it must be confessed that the dear old a often not a Little discursive a fault i far she is not Likely to mend the older. Still were i to put her in a More logical arrangement it would not be aunt lecture. Various flights of tops i found myself u. The reception Ofa divan. The change was so sudden and unexpected that it appeared like a dream or one of Thosa changes so beautifully described in to arabian be had to look again and rub our eyes to be certain that it we a reality. The magician s Wand deemed wrought such a Wood Erfil change. Proa Tara heart of the desert we were suddenly into a room furnished in truly of hartal manner. Carpeted m a costly divan round room was of Rich material and the were covered with genuine damask and staffed Wilb the softest Down. The chief was a to the Onsol Wilh splendid Amber filled with the guest were introduced together with be in readies in bad Dauwd Over and the heat of the j-., told somewhat upon our wonted Energy and we Fery availed ourselves of this Oriental Elysium. In about two hours the dinner in readiness and carved up in True Eastern style. The Bre Liren did nol partake of it in it happening to be one of the of their Church some of Vliem however waited upon us and seemed anxious we should forget the ample desert without in the enjoyment of the ample its Cert Leith i the Convent and we Roost willingly Coneen led to Liis oblivion of the time be ing. After our repast Ive were Slown Over the l jilting a forming tins very irregular and Structure. I do not think there arc two rooms of the rame s be and scarcely two upon the same level. The Chapel of the Convent in however the mini Falur it not very Large and 19 decorated in the greek style and presents a very Rich the monks spend a Large portion of their time within its Walls at their devotions. The her being exceedingly warm i had my bed spread out upon one of the terraces where i endeavoured to sleep but with no great amount of Success. The howling of the bailing of the Jackella and boxes and the con Stant noise caused by the wild of this District Kepi me awake till the morning and then the at their Early Orisons carried me Back to the Lime when the Prophet on mount Carmel told the to nippers of Baal the Callun teasingly upon their god and when from morning till Etc nag Ibey Abou led of rial hear on o Baal hear so these priests of mar Saba seemed during their prayers to keep up a continual invocation of the Saint after whom the Convent a named. In the Morrow Leav ing the Convent betimes a proceeded on our Way the dead sea married and Umi ladies. The situation of a married and unmarried female it must be confessed is very the former having greatly the advantage in the Hamdam our guide might possibly have been of earthly happiness and the world chosen from his very colossal dimensions. He j the distinction still More unequal than nature was a remarkably Fine specimen of the cons of intended it. At thirty five the married woman head and than is the noon of life while the in Liis companions. Proceeding Over the Rocky file woman 13 looked upon passed. Ground South of Jerusalem for nearly two hours j again the wife has less necessity to depend traveler. Clj.hfse8 in the land of the Bible. By j. Wood Jerusalem is made the head quarters of travellers during their sojourn in la j Central District of Palestine and from Point they visit Thusa which Are so intimately connected with the ministry of our lord. Upon this occasion we shall pay a to the dead sea and the River Jordan. Leaving Jerusalem about two o clock in the afternoon by the Jaffa Gate equipped for this journey through the District where the traveller was liable in ancient Days to fall amongst at the present Day is equally in danger of the same molestation made rather a formidable appearance two Janis Aries preceded snied Wilh pistols Nal Urc and their Staves of office accompanied by the sheick Ham a in the recognized protector of on Tho Western Side of Jordan and come of his when Mehemet Ali had Syria under his control there was no necessity for an escort in the wildest bul alas and govern ments have changed sadly for tha worse and the Choice now Between making an arrange ment fora protective escort or finding youself at the mercy of the robbers of Iii wilderness and having to accede to their dictation when you cannot help yourself. We chose the former the same if they would return to Clad As they left it upon heir Jaunt for travel lers have been known to b4 left in the desert without horses or provisions and with Only such clothing As nature has provided them frayed. Prayer is not a smooth sep Region of a Well contrived form of words nor the product of a ready memory nor Rich invention exerting itself in the performance. These May draw a neat picture of it but still the life wanting. Motion of the heart god wards holy and we came suddenly the Valley of the kid Roo but How altered we it in its general Tea j lures. When we left it in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem it was an insignificant dry bed of a Rivulet of the smallest dimensions but now it had become so Gigantic in its general appear Ance that standing upon Brink and looking Down into the abyss below caused a shudder to the bold it Frame. The scenery around us from being Barren for want of culture has now be come sterile and desert like in appearance and the Roadway if such a term can be applied to the Goat track along which we were now tra cing our Way was becoming More rough and unpromising every step we progressed. Al length taking a sudden Lurn around a mass or Mountain of Rock we Dame Sui Menly upon the romantically is lulled Convent of mar Saba St. Saba the bold masses and irregular outline is on y a pissed by the wild Ness of the surrounding scenery. The wild character of the country see is to have produced a feeling in the mind of the original de of the Convent to outdo nature in upon intellectual pleasure As resources against the lassitude of ennui. She has duties to per form let Lier station in life to it May to which the single woman cannot Tarn to vary the Monotony of her existence. The Matron if she be a Molher will find sufficient Lous to keep up or revive in the Early Tion which is one of woman s to give her eff Tpring the knowledge accomplishments which Learned in youth. What ple arara can be higher or Unal Loyed to the right More endear ing to the a Matron o or whose brow the Shadow of time like that of the dial has passed yet left much of the sunny Light of Lite behind leading her fair daughter to Emu late the Grace of which she herself is so fair a pattern or to Nark a son in All the Pride of you Ihrol manhood paying Back with love Little Rhar of adoration the cares of her whose gentle instruction first lured him to seek the wide paths knowledge and at whose knee big infant by thud other Fml
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